National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Refurbishment Unit

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Mission Statement

The National Interagency Support Cache Refurbishment Unit (NISC-RU) provides national leadership in the development and implementation of interagency refurbishment standards for supplies and equipment that are part of the NISC system.

Primary Objectives

Refurb crew working water pumps for cleaning fire hoses.

  • Standardize refurbishment processes to maximize efficiencies and enhance sustainable NISC operations.
  • Provide recommendations on enhancing production, safety, sustainable operations and efficiency for refurbishment operations
  • Maintain the NWCG Standards for Fire Equipment Storage and Refurbishing, PMS 448, according to established Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Work in collaboration with the Missoula Technology and Development Center (MTDC) and San Dimas Technology and Development Center (SDTDC).

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NWCG Standards for Fire Equipment Storage and Refurbishing, PMS 448 was converted from a pdf to a web portal.  View the site at:


Hector Basso
NWCG Coordinator: 
Carmen Thomason
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